Brainpower for the Cold War: The Sputnik Crisis and National Defense Education Act of 1958

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BRAINPOWER FOR THE COLD WAR

The Sputnik Crisis and National Defense Education Act of 1958

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

Contributions to the Study of Education, Number 3

Greenwood Press

Westport, Connecticut • London, England

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Brainpower for the Cold War: The Sputnik Crisis and National Defense Education Act of 1958
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 3
  • 1 - Reaction to the Sputniks: a Crisis Erupts in America 5
  • 2 - The Sputnik Crisis: Pearl Harbor of the Cold War 17
  • 3 - Presputnik Concerns About American Education 28
  • 4 - The Sputnik Crisis and the Politics of Federal Aid to Education: the Means to Cut the Gordian Knot 40
  • 5 - An Administration Program Emerges 54
  • 6 - Democratic Plans to Aid Education 66
  • 7 - The Legislative Process Gets Underway 78
  • 8 - Negotiating Behind the Scenes 93
  • 9 - Publicizing the Educational Crisis 105
  • 10 - Congressional Committee Entanglements 115
  • 11 - The Home Stretch 128
  • 12 - After Adjournment 139
  • Epilogue 152
  • Appendix 162
  • Notes 168
  • Bibliography 205
  • Index 219
  • About the Author 227
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